Try getting used to using the viewfinder. I have been shooting SLRs for well over 30 years and think that Live View might have been useful less than 5 times. In fact I have had Live View capability since November 2007 and have not found a reason to use it yet. Using Live View when hand holding the camera will increase the likelyhood of image blur caused by camera shake. When you use the viewfinder, and proper hand holding technique the camera will be much more stable and the quality of your images should improve. The further away from your body the camera is (using Live View) the more unstable it is. Here is link to an Article on proper hand holding technique: http://www.nikonians.org/html/resources/guides/technique/handholding1.html Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!